Our Education & Outreach Program
Kansas City is home to hundreds of beautiful places, luckily, it is also home to hundreds of dedicated individuals, organizations, and government agencies protecting, restoring and caring for our region's natural resources. Heartland Conservation Alliance and our Partners know that by leveraging our strengths we will have a collective impact on the health of natural communities and make a long-term difference.
We help people of all ages and backgrounds connect with nature and the outdoors so that they are healthier, happier, and have a deeper connection to and can access the benefits provided by nature. We are actively creating the next generation of stewards and conservation professionals.
HCA and our partners participated in "Imagine a Day Without Water," hosted by the U.S. Water Alliance, to recognize the importance our city's rivers, creeks and streams to our every day life. We asked elected officials in Kansas City what makes the Blue River an essential asset and what are some ways to protect the Blue River with policies and programs and to responsibly manage, sewers and rain water.
In the video Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw of Kansas City's 5th District shares what she values about the Blue River.